Edinburgh Photo Library
- Museum of Scotland
A Museum of Scotland had been talked about since 1780. It became a reality on St Andrew's Day, 30 November 1998 when it opened next door to the 19th century Royal Museum of Scotland. A major feature of the building is the "Drum Tower" which is of course reminiscent of many of the castle towers to be found around Scotland.
The museum is a treasure trove of exhibits, ranging from pre-history in the basement through the early Scots and the Roman Invaders and the early Christians. The Wars of Independence, Mary Queen of Scots, the Reformation and the Scottish "Enlightenment" are all covered. So too is the industrial revolution, when Scotland was the workshop of the British Empire and modern Scotland is not forgotten either.
See also Places to Visit - Museum of Scotland> for more information and illustrations.
Return to the Edinburgh Photo Library Index>
or go to the next location: National Gallery of Scotland.
Where else would you like to go in Scotland?
News & Views>
All Features Index>
Search This Site>
Scottish Pictorial Calendar>
Places to Visit>